EagleFiler 1.8.6

February 4th, 2019 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.8.6 of EagleFiler is now available.

EagleFiler makes organizing and managing your information easy. It lets you archive and search mail, Web pages, PDF files, word processing documents, images, and more. Use it to collect information from a variety of sources. Browse different types of files using a familiar three-pane interface. Organize them into folders and annotate them with tags and notes, or leave everything in one folder and pin-point the information you need using the live search. Since EagleFiler stores its library in Finder format, you can use it in concert with the other tools in your Mac ecosystem.

EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet, a research assistant, snippet collector, and document organizer. You can use it to write a journal, track all the files for a project or job, manage your bookmarks, save your favorite Web articles, store financial statements and receipts, run a paperless office, plan a trip, collect your course notes, archive your e-mail correspondence, search mailing list archives, research a purchase, remember recipes to cook or books to read, store scientific papers, sort photos, gather legal case notes, or assemble a scrapbook. It’s the most flexible tool on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • When importing from Evernote, EagleFiler now attaches any Optical Character Recognition (OCR) results to the records as notes, so that you can search for printed and handwritten text that had been extracted.
  • Improved EagleFiler’s support for Dark Mode in the records list, record viewer, source list, and options window.
  • Bulk importing from the Files folder using Scan for New Files is much faster (than before and also compared with other import methods), as EagleFiler no longer wastes time reading Spotlight comments that don’t need to be copied. This is especially important on macOS 10.14, as its new security features seem to slow down Apple event processing.
  • Made various changes to improve viewing and scrolling performance in the records list, particularly for large libraries with lots of media files that need to have previews generated.
  • The source list is faster at displaying tags on macOS 10.14.
  • EagleFiler now figures out the date if an e-mail message is missing the Date: header.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Improved the error message when EagleFiler is unable to launch.
  • Worked around a bug where Outlook didn’t correctly report which messages were selected, leading to no messages being imported by the capture key.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that could make setting a file’s creation or modification date to earlier than 1970 set the wrong date.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that could cause a hang when importing a URL from Safari via drag and drop.
  • Worked around a problem where EagleFiler could import metadata that was invalid Unicode and thus would cause an error when saving the database.
  • Error logging works better with long error messages that exceed the macOS limit.
  • Error logging now works with strings that cannot be converted to UTF-8.
  • Fixed a bug where a Web page with an illegal Unicode byte sequence in the title might fail to import.
  • Fixed a bug where toolbar buttons would shift position when a label changed size, e.g. from “Read” to “Unread”.
  • Fixed a bug where JavaScript in a Web archive could open a new window in your browser without any user interaction.
  • Fixed a bug where the menu for hiding and showing table columns had an Import From iPhone item.
  • Updated the screenshots in the manual.

EagleFiler 1.8.6 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

If you enjoy using EagleFiler, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2019-02-04): EagleFiler 1.8.6 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2019-02-04): EagleFiler 1.8.6 is now available from the Mac App Store.